Actually this was a couple of weeks ago, but I've been busy and only got to writing now. It's been almost a year since I moved out of my parents house and started renting my own place. After seeing some very nice things on the /r/battlestations subreddit, I finally got my ass to Ikea to get myself a cheap and clean desk with a chair. After that, my old build got a little surprise upgrade as well.

As I said, it's an old build that I made when I was 17 - 18 years old, which is by now 6 years ago. But it still does a fine job for the little gaming I do and some video/image editing. And besides that, it also serves as an excellent desktop computer for day to day tasks.

I wanted a clean desk and a big screen for video editing and multi tasking that fitted into my interior. So I gave my old build a small upgrade with a new 2K monitor, a nice and clean white case, some extra fans and fast wifi networking card (since I don't have any longer a cable that runs to my desk).

As you might have noticed, the rubber rings of the speakers look brown-ish (while they used to look gray). That's because they're quite old and the rubber is slowly dying. Yet, they still deliver, every day! Other than that I think I'm quite happy with the result. It looks good, works good for day to day tasks and is still capable of playing some of my all time favorite games.

For the ones interested, this is the full rig.

  • LG 29UM58-P 2K Monitor
  • Logitech Z4 Sound System
  • Logitech K740 Keyboard
  • Steelseries Rival 100 Gaming Mouse
  • NZXT S340 (White) Case
  • 4x NZXT FN V2 fan
  • EVGA 780i SLI FTW Motherboard
  • 4x 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 @ 1066Mhz RAM
  • Q6600 Core2Quad CPU 2.4Ghz (Overclocked at 3.0Ghz)
  • Zalman CNPS9900 CPU Cooler
  • 2x XFX GeForce 250GTS 1GB DDR3 in dual SLI
  • Intel 7260 802.11AC Wifi + Bluetooth PCI-E Networking Card
  • 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
  • 650 Watt Modular PSU

Here's 2 more pictures!

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